Venue Details

20 Star Starred
Eliot Hall
7A Eliot Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-3200
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from jennifer
10 events 5 reviews

Good show.........the seats are rather uncomfortable for a 3 hour production.

reviewed Apr 04 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 3 reviews

The Footlight Club always does a great job for a great price - Goldstar makes it even more of a bargain. The cast of Gypsy was great, especially the leads. Not for kids since there is some nudity - to be expected for this show. The songs are...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2009 report as inappropriate
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Description

Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest musicals in history, Gypsy is based off of the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and features music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Featuring unforgettable melodies and a rags-to-riches story, the musical has been an audience favorite for over 50 years and considered a high-water mark of the art form from the golden age of musicals.

Set in the dying days of vaudeville, Gypsy follows “Mama” Rose, a relentless stage mother, as she pushes her young daughters Louise and June into life on the itinerant vaudeville circuit, forever trying to break into the big time.

The musical follows the ups and downs of the family¹s struggle and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life as well as the bittersweet results for all involved when stardom finally arrives transforming the gawky Louise into the larger then life Gypsy Rose Lee.

With plenty of seduction and razzle-dazzle, _Gypsy_’s score includes songs such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and “Small World.” Originally presented on Broadway in 1959 where it was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, the show has enjoyed numerous revivals and several filmed versions including the most recent Tony nominated New York revival which featured Patti LuPone as Mama Rose, a role which has attracted a long line of luminaries such as Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bernadette Peters.

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